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China Introduces Mandatory CCC Certification for E-Bikes

8. November 2018

Following an announcement from last year, China has now implemented the mandatory China Compulsory Certification (CCC) for e-bikes: Since August 1st, 2018, electric bicycles are now subject to CCC. A legal import and distribution as well as production in China is therefore only possible with a valid CCC certificate.

The Chinese Certification and Accreditation Authority of China (CNCA) recently issued the official CNCA implementation rules that are the basis for the certification process. The regulations for e-bikes have the code CNCA-C11-16:2018. E-bike models that meet certain criteria can be combined in so-called certification units. Important criteria for the unit classification, amongst others, are the bicycle frame and front fork, the type of electric drive and the battery used.
The product requirements for e-bikes are stipulated in the Chinese national standards, the so-called GB standards. The relevant standard for electric bikes is GB 17761. As announced earlier this year, the current version of the standard from 1999 is currently being revised due to the new regulations and will be replaced by a new version later this year. After a transitional period, the new standard is expected to be implemented in April 2019.
You are a manufacturer of e-bikes and would like to or produce in or import your products to China in the future? You are already active in the Chinese market and want to learn more about how the new regulations affect your business? Then please do not hesitate to contact us. We are happy to advise you on the new regulations in detail and individually for your needs. We also offer original versions of the Chinese regulations as well as translations.
For more information on how CCC certification may affect your company, or for more information about CCC certification in general, the process, and the associated costs, please visit our website and our News Section where you will find current updates twice a week.
Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details and consultation. You can contact us via e-mail, or call us (UK: +44 2071931135, Rest of Europe: +49 69 2713769150, US: +1 773 654-2673).
You can also check out our free CCC-Brochure, which can be downloaded right here as a PDF file or you consult our book (in English) “A Brief Guide to CCC: China Compulsory Certification”, which can be found directly here on Amazon.

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About the author: Julian Busch is founder and managing director of MPR China Certification GmbH
Publisher: MPR China Certification GmbH

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